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Aerial Surveys of Endangered Whales in the Northern Bering, Eastern Chukchi, and Alaskan Beaufort Seas, 1985: With a Seven Year Review, 1979-85.
Final rept. Jul-Oct 85,
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Aerial surveys and acoustic recordings of bowhead whales and secondarily, other marine mammals were made from mid-July 1985 through October 1985 in the northern Bering eastern Chukchi, and Alaskan Beaufort Seas. Survey results and observations on bowhead distribution, relative abundance and density, migration patterns, general behavior, and sound production are presented. Presented here also are survey results and observations on gray whale distribution, relative abundance, and general behavior. Incidental sightings of all marine mammals are reported.
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